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Brown cops three-week ban

ST Kilda veteran Nathan Brown will miss the start of the 2019 season after he was slapped with a three-game ban for rough conduct by the AFL tribunal. The 29-year-old was referred directly to the tribunal after he concussed Essendon’s Adam Saad with a heavy bump late in the first term...

Swan’s worst fears confirmed

SCANS have confirmed Sydney defender Alex Johnson will require a sixth knee reconstruction while hamstrung teammate Nick Smith will miss the rest of the AFL season. Johnson, who ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his ‘good’ knee for the first time, is yet to decide whether he will attempt yet...

Season over for Hogan

MELBOURNE’S finals campaign has been dealt a massive blow with key forward Jesse Hogan ruled out for the remainder of the season. Hogan was injured during Sunday’s loss to Sydney and scans have revealed he has suffered a partial stress fracture in the navicular bone in his foot. The Demons sit seventh...

Tex set for early end to season

ADELAIDE skipper Taylor Walker’s AFL season is likely over after he was handed a two-game suspension for his sling tackle on GWS star Josh Kelly. Walker was charged with rough conduct after knocking out Kelly with a heavy tackle in the third quarter of Saturday’s clash in Canberra. The Giants went on...

Freo stars no certainty to return

WILL Fremantle fans see Nat Fyfe, Aaron Sandilands and Harley Bennell again this year? The star trio are working their way back from injuries and time is running out for them to appear again in 2018. Fyfe has missed the past six games with a hamstring injury while Sandilands (calf) hasn’t been...

Season over for Dixon

AFTER a weekend of carnage, injuries are shaping the AFL premiership race almost as much as wins and losses. Port Adelaide’s three casualties were a factor in the last-gasp loss to West Coast, while GWS once again have had no luck and finals outsiders Essendon were left with no fit men...

Dogs deal Roos’ finals hopes a big blow

THE Western Bulldogs have celebrated Dale Morris’ 250th milestone with a seven- point win at Etihad Stadium that also dealt North Melbourne’s AFL finals hopes a huge blow. The Kangaroos held a game-high 28-point lead at halftime in Sunday’s clash, but could manage just three goals in the second half as...

De Goey stars in return from injury

STAR forward Jordan De Goey has returned from injury in style, booting four goals to help Collingwood to a 31-point AFL win over Brisbane at Etihad Stadium. The Magpies made a sluggish start but dominated the wayward Lions in Saturday night’s second half to cruise to a 14.20 (104) to 11.7...

Wounded Giants end Crows’ season

AN injury-hit GWS have consolidated their spot in the AFL top-four and ended Adelaide’s season by 14 points in Canberra. The Giants’ 13th victory of the season – and fifth in a row – was hard-fought as the Crows’ slim finals hopes were on the line, but Leon Cameron’s side held...

McGovern the hero for the Eagles

WEST Coast’s Jeremy McGovern has kicked a goal after the final siren to steal a four-point AFL win against an injury-cursed Port Adelaide. McGovern converted a set shot from about 40 metres to deliver a 9.8 (62) to 9.4 (58) victory on Saturday at Adelaide Oval. McGovern’s goal came from an almost...